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COMMERCIAL BREAK 2 How complicated cameras used to be. You had to look through one lens, focus it on a ground glass screen, calculate the required exposure, choose the right shutter speed, twist the lens around to get the necessary aperture, cock the shutte...
COMMERCIAL BREAK 2 How complicated cameras used to be. You had to look through one lens, focus it on a ground glass screen, calculate the required exposure, choose the right shutter speed, twist the lens around to get the ...
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Sepia Saturday 224 : 19 April 2014
The other week I made a confession about my aversion to gardening and all things horticultural and I was challenged to include a possible gardening theme for a future Sepia Saturday. Well, here it is - for Sepia Saturday 224 (post your post on or around Sat...
The other week I made a confession about my aversion to gardening and all things horticultural and I was challenged to include a possible gardening theme for a future Sepia Saturday. Well, here it is - for Sepia Saturday 224 ...
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For the last seven and a half years I have struggled to ensure that News From Nowhere is brought to you free of the commercial distractions of of the digital market place. I have turned my back on company sponsors, spurned the advances of product placers an...
For the last seven and a half years I have struggled to ensure that News From Nowhere is brought to you free of the commercial distractions of of the digital market place. I have turned my back on company sponsors, spurned th...
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Songs, Glees And Recitations At The Clough House Inn
It is good to see the Clough House Inn in Rastrick open for business again. Dating from the early nineteenth century the current pub was part of a larger group of buildings - called Clough House - which included a farmhouse, a mill and a separate pub which,...
It is good to see the Clough House Inn in Rastrick open for business again. Dating from the early nineteenth century the current pub was part of a larger group of buildings - called Clough House - which included a farmhouse, ...
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Picture Post 1168 : Worth Waiting For
I was going to announce a major up-dating and restructuring of the Blog, but the chances are that I will get fed up with these changes in a few days and revert back to the old approach. So we will let the changes - if there any - slowly emerge. I must have ...
I was going to announce a major up-dating and restructuring of the Blog, but the chances are that I will get fed up with these changes in a few days and revert back to the old approach. So we will let the changes - if there a...
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Picture Post 1169 : The Wheels On The Bus Are Black And White
From today's crop of negative scans, this picture of a bus crossing North Bridge in Halifax dates from around 1987. It must have been one of the last monochrome images I shot before reluctantly moving over to colour film.
From today's crop of negative scans, this picture of a bus crossing North Bridge in Halifax dates from around 1987. It must have been one of the last monochrome images I shot before reluctantly moving over to colour film.
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In Which The Brave Author And His Canine Companion Attempt To Climb The Unscalable One
Last Friday, Amy and I decided to attempt an ascent of the notorious Round Hill in Rastrick. Known to the local climbing fraternity as the "Unscalable One", Round Hill dominates the local landscape reaching all of fifty feet above the surrounding countrysid...
Last Friday, Amy and I decided to attempt an ascent of the notorious Round Hill in Rastrick. Known to the local climbing fraternity as the "Unscalable One", Round Hill dominates the local landscape reaching all of fifty feet ...
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I too have seen stamps on the front of cards, especially early ones like this undivided back one. Great card : there must have been a kind of community pride in such buildings for them to feature on postcards
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Sepia Saturday 223 : A Quadriptych From My Mother's Purse
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week shows a rather interesting collection of four images of Tasmania. I have never been to Tasmania - although curiously enough I was chatting with a friend yesterday who had just returned from there - so I am following ...
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week shows a rather interesting collection of four images of Tasmania. I have never been to Tasmania - although curiously enough I was chatting with a friend yesterday who had just returned...
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1167 : Flowers (Light Blue with Knobbles)
It is a bit of a waste of time taking me to a famous garden, I don't know one flower from another and, given the choice, I would choose a bag of crisps over a Begonia any day. This picture of Flowers (Light Blue With Knobbles) was taken at Harlow Carr over ...
It is a bit of a waste of time taking me to a famous garden, I don't know one flower from another and, given the choice, I would choose a bag of crisps over a Begonia any day. This picture of Flowers (Light Blue With Knobbles...
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One time lecturer, writer on European Affairs and bus conductor, Alan Burnett now divides his time between walking the dog and a little harmless blogging. His News From Nowhere Blog has been running since 2006 and acts as a showcase for his ranting and writing and his photographs old and new.
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Halifax, Yorkshire - London and Sheffield
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